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Poster: light into ashes Date: Dec 6, 2009 9:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan Does Garcia

Hmm, is Skydawg a secret Dylanologist? We'll have to call him "Bobdawg" now....

While we're at it, there are a couple 1962 tapes of Jerry singing Man of Constant Sorrow unaccompanied - he introduces it as an old mountain song and says he'd like to sing it the way Roscoe Holcomb did it.
And wouldn't you know, Dylan was also a big Roscoe Holcomb fan, and he recorded Man of Constant Sorrow that same year....though in a very different way. (It was a standard being covered by lots of people in the folk boom.)
Soul-brothers from the start! Since both were ardent folksong-collectors, that may have been their primary bond. It's worth mentioning that also on Dylan's first album is See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (which the Dead did in '66), and Peggy-O (a later Dead standard). At early live shows ('61/62), he also did He Was a Friend of Mine and Death Don't Have No Mercy. We have one early Dylan show with In the Pines ('61), and one Dead show ('66).

Dylan also did Viola Lee Blues live once, in 1997 (the same year he started doing Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie, another Elizabeth Cotten song).

Roscoe Holcomb, by the way, can be heard on the Zabriskie Point soundtrack, doing "Single Girl". Very worthwhile.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 7, 2009 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan Does Garcia

Hmm.. I don't know about being a "Dylanologist", secret or otherwise...

I've never seen him live, but have had every Dylan album at one time or another, remember hearing most of his old songs when they were new songs and regard him as a master. I've been listening to him for most of my life. His songs are welded into my DNA.

His "Theme Time Radio Hour" show he did for a few years was great too. His wide variety of taste tied to a specific theme each week made for great radio. He was a pretty good radio jock too.

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-12-07 12:56:40